In this series of blogs TES MFL subject adviser Rachel Hawkes looks at how foreign languages teachers can support whole school literacy through their lessons, this week Rachel looks at how foreign language literacy supports English.
A second bite of the cherry
When we teach a foreign language at secondary school, we are working with learners who have a higher level of consciousness about learning processes in general because they are older and have been in formal education for a few years. This can boost transferable skills and knowledge that many learners have not yet managed to grasp in English. It provides `a second bite at the cherry'.